Tuesday's local prep softball roundup: Lady Cats earn important road victory
Woodland softball picked up an important Region 7-AAAAA victory on the road Tuesday night defeating Hiram 9-7.
The Lady Cats’ offense had a productive night and banged out 14 hits in their win. They took a 9-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh and then held off a furious rally by Hiram.
The home-standing Lady Hornets struck for five runs in the final frame but came up two runs short.
Woodland pitcher Sarah Baynard (7 IP, 7R, 5ER, 12H, 3BB) picked up the complete-game pitching win. She struck out seven.
Caroline Higdon (3 RBIs), Jordan Duck (2 RBIs), and Morgan Bailey each had three hits for the Lady Cats. Brittany Cox contributed a pair of hits and one RBI. Skylar Chappel drove in a run with one hit. Morgan Cooper and Bella Carnes had the other Woodland base hits.
Woodland (7-10, 4-6) plays a non-region game at Lassiter Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. followed by key Region 7-AAAAA road games at Paulding County Thursday and Villa Rica Friday. The two region matchups are also 5:55 p.m. starts.
VILLA RICA 11, CASS 1
Villa Rica scored eight runs in the fifth inning Tuesday night to put away the Lady Colonels, 11-1, in a Region 7-AAAAA softball game at Cass.
Villa Rica pitcher Kali Barbour limited Cass to five hits and only one third inning run on a RBI double by Sarah Moore. Moore finished with two of the Cass hits.
Kaila Carson, Mae Mae McIntyre, and Sarah Fox had the other Lady Colonels’ safeties.
Abbey Gamble homered, had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Villa Rica attack. Baylee Walls had two hits and Izzy Rohr had two hits including a double and two RBIs. Five other Wildcats had one hit each.
Villa Rica improved to 16-6 overall and 8-3 in region play.
Cass (4-18, 0-10) looks for its first region win Thursday at East Paulding and will host Paulding County Friday. Both games are 5:55 p.m. starts.
CHAPEL HILL 9, CARTERSVILLE 1
Kira Morgan tossed a complete-game two-hitter Tuesday night at Cartersville as the visiting Panthers downed the Lady Canes, 9-1.
Morgan scattered a pair of hits and one walk while striking out two for the win.
Colbi Ballard (4 IP, 3ER, 8H, 2BB, 3K) and Lauren McElhaney (2 IP, 6ER, 6H, 1BB) split the pitching duties for Cartersville.
Allie Jackson had both Cartersville hits.
Paige Vincent and Taylor Middlebrooks had three hits and two RBIs each to lead the Chapel Hill offense. Kennedy Hagan (RBI), Savana Sikes (2 RBIs), and Rylie Moody (RBI) finished with two hits each.
Chapel Hill improved to 10-9 overall and 6-2 in Region 5-AAAA.
Cartersville (7-12, 5-7) plays Campbell (8:30am) and Ridgeland (12 noon) Saturday at the North Cobb Warrior Classic.
SONORAVILLE 5-9, ADAIRSVILLE 3-4
Sonoraville took a Region 6-AAA doubleheader at Adairsville Tuesday night winning the opener 5-3 and the nightcap, 9-4.
The visiting Lady Phoenix improved to 14-10 overall and 10-2 in region play with the sweep.
Adairsville slipped to 10-9 overall and 4-8 in region games.
The Lady Tigers are scheduled to play their final regular season region game Thursday at Calhoun at 5:30 p.m.
CALHOUN 8, ADAIRSVILLE 5
Visiting Calhoun scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning Monday night at Adairsville to break open a 2-1 game and then held off a late rally by the Lady Tigers for an 8-5 Region 6-AAA win.
Blair Hall had four hits and one RBI and Adella Carver had three hits to lead the Yellow Jackets offense. Carlie Henderson, Lyndi Rae Davis, and Hannah Mashburn added two hits apiece for Calhoun who totaled 17 hits in the game.
Calhoun pitcher Maggie McBrayer picked up the complete game win. She allowed five earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out nine.
Trailing 8-1, Sadye Johnson gave the Lady Tigers some late inning life with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh but Adairsville did no further damage.
Havyn Isaac and Sierra Tanner had two hits each in the game for Adairsville. Loren Harris drove in a run with one hit and Natalie Burrow added a hit for the Tigers.
Calhoun improved to 14-5 overall and 7-3 in region play.